Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I'm in Austin, TX for a Free ASL Interpreted Event

Author to Give Presentation, Sign Books & Answer Questions

Austin, TX Kambri Crews, author of the highly acclaimed new memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House) will appear at the Book Woman Bookstore on Thursday, November 1st at 7PM. 
Burn Down the Ground is Crews’ powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir about her unconventional childhood living with deaf parents in a tin shed in rural Texas (Crews is not deaf), and her attempts to reconcile that harrowing childhood to her present life—one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.

Crews now runs her own PR and production company in New York City. A renowned storyteller, she has performed on The Moth, Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB) Theatre, and Gotham Comedy Club, and at festivals including The Texas Book Festival, Wordstock Book Festival and South by Southwest (SXSW). She also has given keynote speeches at schools and universities including Oregon and Texas, and at DeafHope, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence against deaf women and children.

Crews’s memoir has received praise from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Glamour and ELLEmagazines, and Library Journal, whose review states, “While there’s plenty of memoir fodder in the hearing-child-of-two-deaf-parents subject, Crews’s story has heartbreaking depth and complexity. With insight into her father’s feelings about deafness, his ├╝ber-Christian family’s response to his violence against the women in his life, and the culture of the deaf community, this is a rich read.”

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THU, NOV 1 at 7PMBook Woman Bookstore
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751

The event is FREE and ASL interpretation will be provided. Kambri will give a short presentation, read from her book and answer questions.

"Poignant and unsettling." —Kirkus Reviews
"A compelling testament to the strength of the human spirit.”—Booklist
“Harrowing…A remarkable odyssey of scorched earth, collateral damage, and survival." —Publishers Weekly


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